I've been dying to make this sweet little vintage dress for Myra. When my Aunt Lil sent me this fabric, I immediately thought of this pattern. And so they are together.
This pattern is so sweet, and I really love the design, but I have to say that I read the instructions and went, "What??" I wonder if women in the 40s ever used their sewing machines??? There was so much hand sewing! The hem, the bias bound yoke, the trim, and the buttonholes (!) all are supposed to be hand sewn. I didn't even hand sew on the buttons... The instructions were very complete, though. I had understood that vintage instructions were frequently too brief and assumed that you knew the basics, but these included instructions for seam finishing and stay stitching which I think modern patterns skip all too often. There were also good instructions for those hand worked buttonholes.
We took a LOT of pictures, but I'll just share a few of my favorites.